Caffiend Coffee Company
Kostas Trakas spent several years training and roasting under the guidance of Mark “The Coffee Barun” Barun. The custom blend he perfected at the Sefton Park mainstay is now poured at Caffiend.
Trakas operates the business with fiancé Tamika Glouftsis. The pair modelled Caffiend on the cellar doors dotted about the surrounding wine region, aiming to emulate the exploratory nature of a wine tasting. One of Caffiend’s signature offerings is a coffee-tasting board showcasing the current single origin, served three ways; espresso, milk coffee and manual brew.
A simple brunch menu features familiar favourites such as granola, French toast and, of course, smashed avocado. Lunch starts at 11.30am with bruschetta, sandwiches, a peach and prosciutto salad and a few more light dishes.
The cafe is chilled and breezy with a sky-blue espresso machine, white tiles and timber detailing. It’s a welcome contemporary vibe in an otherwise proudly old-fashioned town.